Momentum grows at ABC cinema site with unveiling of new hoardings

In a clear sign to the local community that progress is imminent, the Retirement Villages Group (RVG) – the developers of the former ABC cinema site – have roped in young artists from around the town to create a bright, new addition to the town landscape. The collage of drawings on hoardings around the former […]

BID launches campaign to attract more businesses to town

A new campaign has been launched by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Together Business Improvement District (BID) for central Tunbridge Wells to promote the town as a business destination. The campaign seeks to bring “long-term financial benefits” to the town beyond those currently experienced by BID members. The BID is a defined area of the town […]

New SEND plan offers fresh hope

Plans to improve special educational needs and disability (SEND) services in Kent are finally moving ahead. The welcome announcement that Kent County Council (KCC) has filled 80 much-needed roles in its SEND services has come in conjunction with news that a new plan outlining changes necessary to support young people with SEND has been given […]

GingerMay receives B Corp certification

GingerMay, a multi-award-winning agency for integrated B2B tech communications, has announced its B Corp Certification – an achievement that verifies its sustainable values. It joins a global community of businesses that prioritise social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. GingerMay has made a legal commitment to uphold B Corp values, the highest standard a socially […]

Kent school buildings ‘safe’ but St James’ reopening stalled by a day

ALL Kent schools that were identified as a risk, owing to defective concrete, have now been inspected and deemed safe. No further schools have been identified as having a high and medium risk for Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), Kent County Council (KCC) has confirmed. Despite this, children from St James’ CofE remained at home […]

Tunbridge Wells comes out tops

While Tunbridge Wells has long been hailed for its upmarket eateries, boutique shopping, plentiful green spaces and exceptional schooling, some of our residents have been making an impact at both regional and national levels. This week, the Times proudly celebrates several of those who help to make our town exceptional. The gardens and green spaces […]

Another Tunbridge Wells school faces Ofsted scrutiny

Yet another local school has come under the scrutiny of Ofsted and its new inspection criteria, resulting in the downgrading of its status from ‘outstanding’ to ‘good’. In the first inspection of the school since 2016, The Skinners’ Kent Academy, which has just over 1,000 pupils on its roll, was given a ‘good’ rating across […]

Frustration bubbles up as neighbourhood springs a leak

HOPE SPRINGS: The satirical note

By Alice Reece GOOD humour springs eternal in one Tunbridge Wells neighbourhood, but anger is bubbling up, too over a stubborn water leak, residents told the Times. Residents at the corner of Farmcombe Close and Farmcombe Road reported a visible leak to South East Water (SEW) on June 14, but as the leak continued to […]

What’s streaming now?

Michelle Wood looks at what to watch across the streaming platforms this week…   The Full Monty Disney+, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy and Hugo Speer The 1997 hit film The Full Monty stormed the Baftas and won an Oscar –and many hearts – with its tale of former Sheffield steelworkers who turn to stripping […]

Become a star at the Assembly Hall Theatre

The local arts venue offers children two opportunities to take to the stage…   Little Wolf Entertainment is looking for talented youngsters to appear in the Junior Ensemble alongside professional actors, in this year’s pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. The production company is creating a pantomime never before seen in Tunbridge Wells, whisking the audience […]


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